Airport Ciampino in Rome

Airport Bus Rome Ciampino

The second biggest international airport of Rome, Ciampino, is also known under the name of ‘G. B. Pastine’. It is located 12 km southeast of the Italian capital. In 2017 it recorded traffic of almost 6 000 000 passengers.

How to get from Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome

Although it is a smaller airport, it has good connections with Rome city center, more specifically with the Rome Termini station, right next to the worldwide famous Colloseum. Among public transportation, you can choose between train, regular bus or a shuttle bus.

Airport shuttle bus

Shuttle bus company SIT bus provides a regular daily connection between Rome Ciampino Airport and Rome Termini train station. The journey usually takes between 35 and 55 minutes, depending on traffic. Tickets can be bought on board or online:

Rome Ciampino Airport to Rome

Rome to Rome Ciampino Airport

City bus

In addition to shuttle buses, passengers can also use a public city bus operated by the city’s ATAC company. Two lines connect Ciampino Airport to Rome: lines 520 and 720.

  • Line 520 runs daily from 05:30 to 23:30, departing every 20 minutes. Connects the airport with two metro stations in Rome, Subaugusta and Cinecittà (metro line A)
  • Line 720 connects Ciampino Airport and Laurentina Metro Station (Metro Line B).
  • The ticket price for both lines is € 1.50 and it is valid for 100 minutes.

Train

There is a train station at Ciampino, it is just not directly at the airport. To get there you ought to take one of the Cotral/Schiaffini buses from the airport which depart every 30 minutes and a single ticket costs 1,00 € per direction. The drive takes only 5 minutes and, once on the train station, take the train to the Termini station for a ticket of 1,50 €. You will be there in 15 minutes.

Taxi services

Official Rome taxis connect the airport to Rome for the fixed fare of 30,00 €. To avoid bad surprises, immediately recommend the driver you are aware of the fixed price, which is valid for up to 4 people and luggage.

Colosseum in Rome

Colosseum in Rome

Transfer

Another way to travel to Rome is with a private, door-to-door transfer from Ciampino Airport to your accommodation in the city.

To explore transfers to most popular destinations, visit Ciampino Airport taxi & transfer page.

You can also pre-book a transfer to almost any city in Italy from Airport Ciampino that you would like to visit for a hassle-free experience.

You will find a list of the most popular transfer routes from Ciampino Airport below where you can pre-book your private transfer and pay on arrival.

Ciampino Airport to Rome from €46 Ciampino Airport to Termini station from €46 Ciampino Airport to Trastevere from €46
Ciampino Airport to Tivoli from €92 Ciampino Airport to Vatican from €46 Ciampino Airport to Brberini from €46
Ciampino Airport to Assisi from €460 Ciampino Airport to Florence from €518 Ciampino Airport to Orvieto from €288

Renting a car at Ciampino airport

If you prefer reaching and exploring the city by yourself, you should rent a car online or do it on the spot: most of the car-rental companies are situated in the south area of the airport.

Renting a bus at Ciampino airport

Larger groups of passengers should consider renting a bus at the airport. However, it is recommended to book it online, so the bus rental companies have enough time to advise you on the meeting point and all other information.

From CIA to Fiumicino Airport: In case you need a transfer between the two airports, you can take a taxi, which will cost you around 80.00 € for a 50-minute trip (up to 4 people). And if you prefer public transport, first go from Ciampino Airport to Termini Station in Rome, and from there by bus to Fiumicino Airport.

Airport Express

From CIA to Civitavecchia Cruise Port: Civitavecchia is a medium size town about 80 km northwest of Rome and a major ferry port as well as cruise ship port. Since there are no direct lines between the port and the airport, using public transportation you can reach the port in two steps: first take the shuttle, local bus or train from CIA to Termini station and then take the direct train to Civitavecchia. It will take you approximately 2-3 hours for entire journey and it should not cost more than 10,00 € for the whole trip.

Accommodation near Rome Ciampino Airport

Rome Ciampino Airport – FAQs

  • I arrive late at the airport. Will it be a problem for me to get to the city?
    No, there are many bus and train lines running until midnight, but in case you miss all of them, you can take a cab for a reasonable price of 30,00 € (it is a fixed fare, don’t let yourself get robbed).
  • I would like to spend one day in Rome in between flights. Is that possible?
    Yes, of course. The best way to do so is to take the bus or train which take you directly from the airport to the city centre and is the most convenient way of transportation. Also, if you don’t feel like dragging your luggage around, unfortunately you cannot leave it at the airport since there is no luggage storage, but there is one at the Termini station which can serve you.
  • I am continuing my journey outside Rome. Are there any direct lines from the airport to other cities?
    Yes, there are several direct buses from Rome Ciampino to other Italian cities. You can buy your ticket directly on Getbybus:
Rome Ciampino to Naples Rome Ciampino to Ancona Rome Ciampino to L’Aquila
Rome Ciampino to Macerata Rome Ciampino to Caserta Rome Ciampino to Porto d’Ascoli
  •  Can I exchange the money at the airport to pay for my transfer?
    Yes, there are several exchange offices and ATMs at the airport, working 24/7, but it would be better to exchange the money before the trip and have some euros on you since the rate will be a lot higher on the spot and no currency other than euro is accepted.

  29Comments

  1. Tim   •  

    Can I buy tickets directly from the bus and train or how do i buy tickets?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Tim,

      for the bus you are able to buy it from the driver, for the train there you will have to check when you are at the station, but I would assume there is ticket machines on the station, so bring some smaller Euro coins!

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  2. Tim   •  

    Thanks for the answear. Can I buy tickets from the driver in the ATAC bus 720 too?

    • GetByBus Team   •  

      Hi Tim,

      I am not sure if you can buy from the driver, but my guess would be yes.

      Kindest regards

      GetByBus Team

  3. Sheila Mellor   •  

    Hi I’m trying to find a way from either airport in rome (flights ot booked yet) to rocarasso skiing resort this Sun 18th Feb & the flight does not arrive till 19:10, is it possible in public transport at that time?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sheila,

      First you need to take a bus shuttle to Roma Termini station, the bus leaves at 20:00 from the airport. Then you take a regional train from Roma Termini to Roccarasso, however, there’s only one departure daily and you can only take the train on the following day (19/02) and it departs from Roma Termini at 16:45. So, my advice is to find an accommodation for an overnight stay because this is the only possible solution if you want to get to Roccarasso by public transport.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  4. Sandra Rogers   •  

    I wish to travel from Rome Ciampino Airport to L`Angoletti hotel in Ciampino. Is there any public transport to get there

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Sandra,

      What I suggest is taking a train from Rome Ciampino Airport to Ciampino Railway Station. Trains depart every 20-30 mintues and it takes around 5 minutes to reach the station.

      Best regards,
      Melani, GBB Team

  5. Beatrice Ley   •  

    Does the three zone CIRS ticket allow you to take bus 720 to Ciampino airport.

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Beatrice,

      CIRS ticket is valid for regional trains to Rome Ciampino and Fiumicino Airport.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  6. James Burke   •  

    Prontobusitalia (prontobusitalia.it), an Abruzzo bus company, runs a regular service that stops at both CIA and FCO and continues onward to Civitavecchia. Schedule and costs are posted on their website, in English, and tickets can be purchased online.

  7. Michelle Meehan   •  

    hello, is there a shuttle bus between Ciampino train station and the airport, or is it best to get a taxi?

    thank you 🙂

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Michelle,

      There’s no shuttle bus to Ciampino train station, but since it is located only 5km from Ciampino Airport it is best to just get a taxi.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  8. Natalia Carta   •  

    How do
    You buy tickets for the atral bus? & the metro? Thanks x

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Natalia,

      Tickets for the ATRAL bus can be bought in the ticket office inside the Arrivals area or directly on board.
      Rome-Ciampino Airport is not connected with the city by metro line, but metro tickets can be bought from ticket machines in metro stations.

      Best regards!
      Melani, GBB Team

  9. Alexandra   •  

    Hi,

    the fixed price of 30 EUR for taxi from Ciampino Airport to city center is for Termini station only or to any destination in the city center? I am staying at Town House 62, Via Cicerone, 62, 00193.

    Thank you!

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Alexandra,

      I suggest to book a transfer in advance which has a fixed price. That way you’ll avoid getting overcharged which might be the case with taxis.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  10. Jack Wallace   •  

    Hi, Whats the best way to get from Ciampino Airport to Via Oderisi da Gubbio 18 Gianicolenese

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Jack,

      I suggest you take the local bus line 720 to Ardeatina/Cecchignola and then transfer to bus line 766 and exit at Piazza della Radio. From there you have 4 min walk to Via Oderisi da Gubbio.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  11. Craig Dorans   •  

    Hi Can you tell me the best way to get to Occidental Aurelia Hotel Via di Torre Rossa, 80 from Ciampino Airport I looking for the cheapest ay there will be 4of us 2 Adults and 2 children

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Craig,

      First you need to take shuttle bus (find the link in the blog post) from Ciampino Airport to Roma Termini. From there continue with bus line 64 to Lgt Sassia/S. Spirito. Get off and then board the bus line 881 and get off at bus stop Torre Rossa/Domus Pacis. This is the cheapest and easiest option.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  12. Bikramjit Debnath   •  

    Hi,

    I have a 48 hrs pass. Can I travel to Rome Ciampino airport from Teano metro with that pass. I believe it covers all bus, train and metro.Can you please clarify?

    Thanks in advance

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Bikramjit,

      Roma Pass covers transportation in all metro, bus and tram lines in Rome. Connection to and from Ciampino airport is possible by ATAC Bus line 720 from/to Laurentina Station Metro B and the ATAC Bus line 520 from/to the Metro A stations of Subaugusta (bus terminal at the square in front of the Metro stop) and Cinecittà.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  13. Joe   •  

    Hi

    I am staying at some accommodation in next to Via Germanico 109 Vaticano Prati and wondering on the cheapest way to get there from Ciampino Airport?

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Joe,

      The best option is to take shuttle bus to Roma Termini station (the link is in the blog post) and then transfer to bus line 70 (Clodio) and get off at bus stop Marcantonio Colonna. From there you have another 6-minute walk to your accommodation.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

  14. RAJESH KAPUR   •  

    Hi ,
    How do i get to bus stop 520 from arrivals can you give directions . Is it signposted from airport ?

    Thanks in advance

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Rajesh,

      Bus stop for line 520 is located in front of the entrance for Arrivals/Departures so you should be able to find the stop without any problems.

      Best regards,
      Melani

  15. Wendy   •  

    Hi we have booked to stay in hotel Italia
    Which is the best way to arrive to hotel from campianio airport what are other options please

    • Melani   •  

      Dear Wendy,

      First you need to take a shuttle bus to Roma Termini, and once you get there, you should take either bus line 64 or 170 to Hotel Italia.

      Best regards,
      Melani GBB Team

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